Book Review: Dark Tales from the Woods

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Folktales that nurture and sustain our collective memory. The telling of Parramisha – stories by Romani families held the Rom Ratt/blood together either as historical events or as everyday warnings about surviving against Romantic fantasy or negative stereotypes. This tradition of storytelling also has kept the Romanes language alive and from completely dying out, as most stories would have Romani …

WAGTAIL TALE: Gypsy Life of Bygone Days

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Peter (Pete) Ingram was born in rural Worcestershire. He bought his first living-wagon (Gypsy caravan) in his early teens and this led to his main occupation of ‘Builder, Restorer and Decorator of Living-wagons’. In 1976 he established the Romany Folklore Museum, the first museum of its kind in Great Britain. He closed the museum and workshops in …